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This is going to be a race, and we're going to win. In just six weeks, Democratic challenger Josh Zeitz raised three times more money than has incumbent Chris Smith for the entire cycle thus far. Josh raised more than $43,000 to $14,000 for Smith, who has only $204,000 cash on hand. Equally importantly, this district has gone Blue in three of the past four Presidential races. It's a winnable district. Join me after the jump for more about this race and our best hope in years to turn this district blue.

This article and this one discuss Josh's fundraising successes as well as some of his prominent supporters, including DCCC Chair Chris Van Hollen (in his capacity as an individual, not as Chair), as well as a number of prominent figures in New Jersey politics.

This is going to be a very competitive race, and I know Josh's campaign will make a significant effort to reach out to the netroots as things move forward.

Disclosure: I am a volunteer for the Zeitz for Congress campaign.

Originally posted to Ian Reifowitz on Thu Oct 18, 2007 at 09:32 AM PDT.

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